Try Diving

If you’ve always wanted to discover the thrill of scuba diving the first step to the underwater world is a ‘try dive’ in a swimming pool. Clidive run regular try dives on Thursday evenings at Ironmonger Row Baths.

The try dive starts with a short classroom session at 7pm. Your instructor will show you how to assesmble scuba equipment fits and will explain how it works. They will also tell you more about the training and diving that we offer.

At 8pm, you and your instructor will meet at the poolside. Your instructor will give you a safety briefing. Once you are kitted up and the safety checks are complete, you are ready to get in the water.

You’ll start off by just dunking your head in the water to get used to breathing underwater. Once you are comfortable, you can move onto sitting on the bottom, then you can practice swimming around. As you gain confidence, you can try swimming in the deep end.

At the end of the session you will be given a certificate and a DVD about diving with the British Sub Aqua Club.

This is a great value evening out at only £10 and this is refunded if you go on to book a course with us.


Can anyone do a try dive?

You don’t have to be super-fit, but you do need to be in reasonably good health and be able to swim 200m without stopping. Some people (especially asthmatics) need to have a medical before being able to start diving.

What do I need to bring?

Swimming costume, towel and a t-shirt to wear in the pool. We provide everything else.

Can young people do a try dive?

Yes. We do occasionally teach young people (between the ages of 12 – 16) to dive but only if they are learning along-side a parent or guardian.

When can I do a try dive?

Drop us a line and we will arrange a try dive for you on a Thursday evening over the next few weeks.